Music – 1947 – Bob Hope + Bing Crosby + Hollywood Stars – Good Ole Harmony – From Movie Variety Girl

In the 1947 movie Variety Girl….Bob Hope and Bing Crosby got together with a host of hollywood stars to include Dorothy Lamour, Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, William Holden, Barry Fitzgerrald, Diana Lynn, Cass Dailey and many more….as the film raised money for Variety Clubs nurseries, hospitals and schools…. which would eventually help well over 3 million orphan children…

NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Ever Quaterbacks – Cleveland Browns Otto Graham – With John Facenda

Otto Graham was an American football quarterback….who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL)….as Graham is regarded by critics as one of the most dominant players of his era….having taken the Browns to league championship games every year between 1946 and 1955….while winning seven of them….for with Graham at quarterback….the Browns posted a record…

Music – 1952 – Bob Hope + Jane Russell + Roy Rodgers – Buttons And Bows – From Movie The Paleface

“Buttons and Bows” was a popular song published in 1947….with music written by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans….which was written for and appeared in the Bob Hope and Jane Russell movie, The Paleface…. and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song   It was a vocal selection on many radio programs in late 1948…..which was reprised in the sequel, Son of Paleface, by Roy Rogers, Jane Russell…

Comedy – 1983 – Stand Up Routine – Bob Hope + Rosemary Clooney – On The Road To Hollywood Special

Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress….who came to prominence in the early 1950’s with the song “Come On-a My House”…. which was followed by other pop numbers such as “Botch-a-Me”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Tenderly”, “Half as Much”, “Hey There” and “This Ole House”….while she also had success as a jazz vocalist….but Clooney’s career languished in the…

MLB – 1910 To 1950 – The Story Of Black Baseball + The Negro League – With Host Audrey Kates

We at ImaSportsphile are just “tickled pink” to have these excerpts from the 1980 made for TV special The Boys In The Field….cuz it provides the very best footage of highlights from action in The Negro Professional Baseball Leagues from 1910 to 1950….for these video clips are nothing less than “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories…

MLB – 1947 – Interviews With Red Barber + Joe Black + Al Gionfriddo About Dodgers Jackie Robinson

In 1997, MLB retired Jackie Roosevelt Robinson’s uniform number 42 across all major league teams….which made him the first professional athlete in any sport to be so honored….plus, MLB also adopted a new annual tradition of “Jackie Robinson Day”….when for the first time on April 15, 2004 that every player on every team wears No. 42…..which is still recognized…

MLB – 1947 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Highlights – Bob Feller + Roy Campanella + Larry Doby + Bob Lemon

Truly one of the greatest baseball programs to grace the spectrum of televised sports…. was the ESPN produced and George Grande hosted Baseball’s Greatest Hits series that aired on their network during the decade of the 1980’s.   Baseball’s Greatest Hits has provided ImaSportsphile with some of our most prized baseball footage of “old time” teams, games and players that we…

MLB – 1947 To 1956 – The Story Of Jackie Robinson – With Hostess Audrey Kates

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era…..as he broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.  When the Dodgers signed Robinson….they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880’s. Robinson was…

NFL – 1946 To 1971 – NFL Films – Like Cavemen In Cleat – With The Steelers As The Most Conspicuous Losers

It is our opinion at Imaportsphile that NFL Films set the Gold Standard for sports films….as father Ed Sabol and son Steve…. set a precedence in filming a live sporting events that still revered in the universe of sports today in 2019.  When you couple the filming genius of the Sabol family with the voices of the…